20 weeks in and slight panic attack

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20 weeks on citalopram. Was doing well but still not 100% until about 3 weeks ago. I agreed with the doctor to increase to 30mg from 20mg and didn't feel any side effects really apart from acid reflux. Last night however I got in bed and within a couple of minute if felt very panicky and had to rush to the toilet like I was going to be sick. The panic attacks had gone and the anxiety had greatly reduced so this mad me feel terrible. I went to work today and had to come home as I felt sick and panicky again, almost like I was about to have a full on panic attack. Is this normal? I haven't had a panic attack to 18 weeks no so I'm spinning thoughts around my head that the meds have stopped working!

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    Hi John, sounds like a side effect from the up dose. Try not to worry about it. Accept any feelings you have, even though they are rotten. Hopefully your off for Christmas now and you can try and relax.

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      Thanks Lou, no time off for me unfortunately 😞😅 I did think it could be side effects but surely they would have started sooner? I was trying to explain to my wife that this felt different to the usual feeling of unrest I have as she said the same thing. This felt a lot more intense and I got tingly fingers which I had last time I had a panic attack. I've not had that since. I have felt so much better lately that I'm really scared the meds aren't helping anymore

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      well it could also be a blip? blips are part of recovery and different sensations can be felt at different times. Just accept what happens and try not to question. Good luck

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